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#1 MathsDude

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:12 PM

I wanna know what u guys think are the best firewalls, best AVs etc... and what does your system have.

Right Ive got bitDefender pro plus 9
Keiro personal firewall 4( got an option of this or the bitdefender firewall)
As for spyware.... the usual:
search & destroy
ad-aware pro
hijackthis
tuneup utilities
advanced uninstaller pro 2006
ccleaner
spyware blaster

Although i think i have one too many spyware programs I like to see what they all pick and what they dont.

As for browsing I dont need to mention firefox extensions u guys probebly already have but I will mention CallingID which is not an firefox extension but works with it or IE if there anyone who uses it!!! wacko.gif

Like to hear your opinions

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PS: this is the same as the one which is under introductions! Sorry still a bit of a noobie on here!!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 04:14 PM

See the following thread, it's the same exact thing you're asking with 19 replies:

The Best Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware?

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 04:19 PM

Also try the following links:
Virus And Malware Resources

Freeware Replacements for Common Commercial Apps

Hope this helps,
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 04:26 PM

heh!

Thnxs guys for ur replies!!!!

Sort of knew that someone must of asked the same question a while ago.....


But in this world we always nd to be updated with the very best!!!!! Just hoping people have some new things to mention ir something
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:56 PM

Sort of knew that someone must of asked the same question a while ago.....

The thread Harry83 linked to was started 2 weeks and 3 days ago.
The last post was 2 days ago.
All the information in that thread is just as relevant now, as it was then.

The 2 threads rookie147 linked to are updated on a regular basis.
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:38 AM

Hi MathsDude.

With Spybot, do you have Resident Teatimer enabled - this is realtime protection.

You have Spyware Blaster. A sister program is Spyware Guard, also realtime.

These four work together to keep you pretty safe.

I also use Kerio Firewall and Avast AntiVirus.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:03 AM

Em... no I dont have it on.
Not sure if I even need to have it on.
PLs reply if u think there is more to this. I dont use advanced mode. Do you?????
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:14 AM

Too right. That's where all the tools are. A quick, easy way to handle your startup items, securely delete files, etc. As long as you don't go berserk, and check things out prior to unchecking them, Spybot is a very handy program. Millions of people use it very successfully.

As with everything, you just have to take care.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:21 AM

so you do use advanced mode.?

Em a bit concern cos i use bitdefender which has a conctant virus scan and when using teatimer my cpu usage goes a bit crazy!!! :thumbsup:
Maybe its just a glitch.

Thnks anyway for spotting that out. I guess advanced mode does give u the most out of the program. Just as long I dont go bezerk as u mentioned

I just wonder how much protection can one person have on his pc/laptop without overdoing it!!!!! :inlove:
I mean Ive just added Wintasks pro 5 as well to the list of system utility/spyware programs :flowers:

Hope to hear from you soon( about anything really)

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 08:31 AM

You're paying for Ad-Aware SE? I don't mean to trash it or anything but I think you can spend your money elseware in security that will deliver much more protection. For one thing, Ad-Aware SE has a free mode where the only major downfall is no real-time protection; however, if you spent the (what $30 a year?) for Ad-Aware SE Pro on a more powerful program say... Spyware Doctor, SpySweeper, or CounterSpy (all three are, in my opinion, much more powerful than Ad-Aware SE and are the top three anti-spyware programs) and replaced Ad-Aware SE Pro with Ad-Aware SE Free, then I believe your security will have doubled in strength. Also, if you choose to switch from Ad-Aware SE Pro to one of the three programs I mentioned, Spybot's teatimer won't be necessary at all because those three AS programs have some of the most powerful and advanced real-time protection and prevention systems out there.
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:04 AM

Heh!

Hello elandi. No I dont pay for it, u think im silly!!! :thumbsup:

This is why I set up thie topic, so I can get peoples responses.

So u think that the programs u mentioned are far more better.. Is that what u use???????
How about having all of them???? Is that of any benefit????

Hope to hear from you.


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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:48 AM

How about having all of them???? Is that of any benefit????

No there would be no benefit to having all of them...all three of those programs are comparable to each other...Just having one of them in addition to what you've got would be all you need. If you wanted to buy an anti-malware program then I would go with one of the ones Elendil mentioned (Spyware Doctor, Counterspy, Spy Sweeper).

For the best protection possible I recommend:

Fully updated machine!
Software Firewall (Kerio, ZA, Sygate, etc)
1 Commercial Anti-Malware program (Counterspy, Spyware Doctor, Spy Sweeper)
Either AVG free for an AV or 1 commercial AV (Bitdefender works)
Firefox instead of IE
Spyware Blaster
Spyware Guard

If you want to see exactly what I use, then refer to the previous thread link I posted.

Quick Note: You can make a totally FREE security suite, that would protect you quite effectively...that was also discussed in the other thread.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 12:37 PM

SO u think adding Spysweeper would be a gd addition to the whole list of things Ive got!!! :thumbsup:

I c where u r coming from. Im not sure I agree with elandi who says adawre aint good, cos I know its gd.
Too be honest I havent had any serious threats for around a year now.
Biut its always to be on the safe side.

Thnxs for your reply Harry.


PS: Do like your quote: liberating America From Spyware - 1 Computer at a time...
So I should deal with UK then????? :flowers:

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 12:43 PM

Can you go over what u said about making a security suite?????

Cant seem to find it in the thread.
Maybe its me being silly......... :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 12:48 PM

Im not sure I agree with elandi who says adawre aint good, cos I know its gd.


I was never implying that Ad-Aware SE is not good because it is an essential tool in my security defense plan; in your original post, you said you had Ad-Aware Pro which inclined me to believe that you were indeed paying for it. Should you have been paying for it, I was going to suggest you switch to the free version and buy SpySweeper or one of the other products instead. In regards to what I use, no I don't pay a cent for anything related to security products, but instead stick with the loads of freeware avaliable to anyone who is willing to do a bit of research; yet, I'm debating on whether or not I do want SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, or CounterSpy. I haven't tried CounterSpy yet, so after I do I might make a decision on whether or not I want to buy which one of those three to buy if any.

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